Collaborative Robots

Making high-mix, low-volume automation viable

Making high-mix, low-volume automation viable

The latest easy-automation solution from RARUK Automation makes it viable for any SME, regardless of their size or level of experience, to introduce automatic parts loading in just 2-3 hours. The Robotiq Machine Tending Solution is the latest in a series of off-the-shelf kits that has allowed RARUK Automation – Robotiq’s current ‘Best Expert Partner […]

By August 10, 2022 Read More →

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Robotic arm improves industry-wide waste removal methods

Robotic arm improves industry-wide waste removal methods

A robot which accurately replicates the mechanics of a human arm has been manufactured to remove specific waste from hazardous liquids from a safe, remote distance. The team at engineering company Forth designed and created a robotic arm to operate like its human counterpart, complete with gripper technology to act as a hand, so the […]

By January 31, 2022 Read More →

Recent News

ABB wins award for FlexPacker delta robot

ABB wins award for FlexPacker delta robot

ABB’s IRB 390 FlexPacker industrial delta robot designed for ultra-fast packing has been chosen for the Red Dot Product Design Award – the second ABB robot to receive the prestigious award in two consecutive years. The global Red Dot Design Awards recognise achievements in product design, with the jury – comprised of over 50 international […]

By July 27, 2022 Read More →
Six-station machine tending boosts productivity

Six-station machine tending boosts productivity

When Naperville, USA-based industrial lead-acid battery manufacturer Battery Builders (BBI) decided to upgrade its facility, it seemed like an obvious choice to include its six-station COS (Cast-On-Strap) machine in those upgrades. It worked with robotic integrator MAC Engineering to install a Kawasaki large payload robot with a robotic cell consisting of six process stations. BBI […]

By July 26, 2022 Read More →
Schaeffler announces Ewellix acquisition intent

Schaeffler announces Ewellix acquisition intent

Schaeffler has signed an agreement for the acquisition of the Ewellix Group, with the aim of strengthening its own market position, particularly in the linear business. Ewellix is a market leader in multiple areas of technology, with a key application being robot range extenders. The Ewellix Group’s product range is highly complementary to the existing […]

By July 25, 2022 Read More →
Industrial grade 3D collision avoidance sensor

Industrial grade 3D collision avoidance sensor

Munich based high-tech startup Toposens is announcing the market launch of its first commercial Toposens 3D collision avoidance system for mobile robots based on the proprietary Toposens 3D ultrasonic echolocation technology. This represents a key milestone for the company following more than seven years of R&D and product commercialisation. Addressing the unmet need for higher […]

By July 21, 2022 Read More →
Omron adds new food-grade models to SCARA lineup

Omron adds new food-grade models to SCARA lineup

Omron has announced the additions of new food-grade robots to the i4H product line for safe handling in the food and beverage and packaging industry. Omron’s food-grade grease and oil are NSF H1 registered and ISO 21469 certified. The robots utilize high-performance extreme pressure lubricants specially developed for the grease lubrication of machinery in the […]

By July 21, 2022 Read More →